The county is 120 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, on the south-eastern side of Mount Kenya. The county covers an area of 2,818 square kilometres.
Embu County comprises four constituencies namely, Runyenjes, Manyatta, Mbeere North and Mbeere South which of course have their respective leaders.
Embu County has a population of 516,212 (49% – male and 51% – female), according to the 2009 National census.
Some of the famous people from Embu county include Governor Martin Wambora, Head of Catholic Church in Kenya Archbishop Cardinal John Njue, former long-serving cabinet minister Jeremiah Nyagah, Safari Rally champion Patrick Njiru and the current Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.
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